Category: Dutch property law
When buying real estate it is always wise, as a buyer – especially as a foreign buyer – to obtain the right advice. An estate agent for the purchase can be valuable during the negotiation process (e.g. to be sure about the condition of the house and the right price). Also, a tax consultant can advise on any applicable schemes for tax residents from other countries. Finally, a real estate lawyer can also be useful. Lawyer Onno Hennis addresses a number of crucial issues for a foreigner wishing to buy a house.
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A lot of money is invested in the development of software. If another party offers virtually identical software, the developer naturally wants to be able to take action against it. Specialist in intellectual property law Manita Hamberg discusses a recent judgement which revolved around copyright on software.
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Renting out your apartment to tourists for short periods of time is a form of commercial exploitation and therefore not permitted. This was recently decided by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. The Court of Appela confirms herewith the earlier ruling of the Amsterdam district judge: short stay rental of an apartment is not allowed, unless explicit permission by the Association of Owners is given. Lawyer Thomas van Vugt, specialized in Dutch property law, explains.
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It is common practice for apartment owners in Amsterdam to rent out their apartments on a short-term stay basis to tourists. A simple way of making a bit of extra cash in times of economic recession. But the Court in The Netherlands does condemn this practise: short stay letting is not allowed, unless explicitly permitted in the Regulations of the Owners’ Association. Dutch lawyer Thomas van Vugt, specialized in Owners’ Associations, discusses recent case law.
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One of the core specializations of Dutch law firm AMS is property (real estate) law. This field of expertise encompasses all legal fields concerning real estate and registered property in the widest sense, including all rights that can be established on property, tenancy and lease. Dutch lawyer Thomas van Vugt explains.
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